As a member congregation of the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) we believe and confess our faith in the Triune God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To read the full confession of faith by the NALC please click here.
We love, adore, and praise God through worship. Our Sunday worship services follow the church year, also called the liturgical year, with an annual cycle of seasons and days observed in commemoration of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Education is a core principle of the Lutheran Church tradition. Jesus was a teacher. His and the other words written down for us in the Bible are good to know. We have four readings from the Bible each week during worship, often from the Old Testament, Psalms, the New Testament and one of the four Gospels. We provide education classes on Sunday morning and encourage further study both at Saint Martin and at home. We’re happy to connect you to educational resources.
We live out our faith serving others, both those who come to our church and those who will never come. Jesus tells us to care for the poor, to be helpful to those in need. Running community food drives for a local food pantry (Toco Hills Community Alliance), collecting diapers for a women’s charity (Helping Mamas), and supporting each other as we serve with our gifts and talents in our local communities are just a few examples of what we do.
Our financial donations have supported several local charities:
Pastor James A. Clark graduated from Luther College (Decorah, IA) and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He has served congregations in Indiana, Upper Michigan, Tennessee and Georgia. Pastor Clark has also served as a pastoral counselor with a number of specializations. He has an earned doctorate from Memphis Theological Seminary. As a volunteer he served as chaplain at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport for 19 years. He enjoys gardening, feeding birds and rabbits, tinkering and fixing things in his workshop, reading and listening to classical musical. He is married to Beverly, an Atlanta native, and they have two children and three grandchildren. Pastor Clark may be contacted by email:email@example.com. Pastor Clark invites you to worship with us at Saint Martin Lutheran Church.